Nancy S. Brandt
Writer's block, for me, is usually because I haven't thought my plot out well enough. I usually have an outline that goes something like, "Boy meets girl, A bunch of stuff happens, they live happily ever after." I've learned that doesn't work for me. I'm a pantser but if I give in to that I write myself into impossible corners and then I don't write for days. I have to spend a good bit of time thinking through what I want the end of the book to be, what disasters or plot points are going to lead me there and how I want my characters to change and/or earn the ending (happy or not) I have in mind for them. If I have strong landmarks (plot points) to head for, writer's block is a lot less likely to happen.